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  • Joy Adamson Joy Adamson (1910-1980) was a naturalist, best known as the author and main character of the book, Born Free , which described her experiences in saving the life of a lioness, Elsa.

    She was born Joy Friedericke Victoria Gessner in Austria. With her third husband, George Adamson, she made her home in Kenya. She studied and painted animals in the wild, and became famous as a result of the publication of
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    , ( 1980 Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

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    Years: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 - 1980 - 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985

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    • January 1 - Changes to the Swedish Act of Succession creates Victoria of Sweden, Crown Princess over her younger brother
    • January 5 - Hewlett-Packard announces release of its first personal computer

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  • King Aed I of Scotland Aedh (c840-878), sometimes spelt Aed or Aodh , became king of Scotland in 877 when he succeeded his brother Constantine I.

    He was killed shortly after taking the throne by Giric, also known as Gregory the Great, who had conspired with Aed's nephew, Eochaid.

    Not much is known of Aedh, or even if he was actually the one named by Constantine to hold the throne. Both Giric and Eochaid ruled jointly following Aedh's death.
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    , ( 878 Centuries: 8th century 9th century 10th century

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    Years: 873 874 875 876 877 - 878 - 879 880 881 882 883

    Events
    • The Danes force king Alfred the Great of Wessex to retreat to a fort in Athelney, Somerset.
    • Battle of Ethandun (Edington), King Alfred the Great of Wessex defeats the Danes of the Danelaw under Guthrum.
    • Treaty of Wedmore- signed by Alfred the Great and Guthrum- divides England between the Anglo-Saxons and the Danes .
    • After a siege, 2 centuries of Muslim rule start in Syracuse.
    • End of the excommunication of the later pope Formosus.

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  • Doris Angleton Doris McGown Beck Angleton (April 11, 1951 - April 16, 1997) was a Texas socialite who was brutally murdered.

    Doris McGown was born on April 11, 1951. She was the daughter of Randy McGown, a Dow Chemical engineer, and his wife, Ann McGown. She lived out her childhood in Port Lavaca, Texas. From the start, Doris was social and very well-liked. When she was three, she asked for a little brother when a girl about her age got one in the neighborhood. About a year later, her brother Steve McGown was born. Doris became fond of her younger brother, and very protective of him too. When she went dating, she got her dates to include him in the date.
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    , ( 1997 Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

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    Years: 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 - 1997 - 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

    This is a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). International Year of the Reef

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    January

    • January 3 - NBC's

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    Houston redirects here. For other meanings of the word, please see Houston (disambiguation).

    Located in southeast Texas, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and one of the two largest economic areas in Texas. The city is the county seat of Harris County, the third largest county (population wise) in the country. The far west portion of Houston also extends into Fort Bend County.
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  • Archimedes Alternate meanings: Archimedes computer, Archimedes (disambiguation).

    Archimedes of Syracuse (circa 287 BC - 212 BC), was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, physicist and engineer.

    Discoveries

    Archimedes is one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. He became a popular figure as a result of his involvement in the defense of Syracuse against the Roman siege in
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    • Second Punic War:
    • In the First Battle of Capua, Hannibal defeats the consuls Q. Fulvius Flaccus and Appius Claudius, but the Roman army escapes.

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  • Thomas Becket

    Saint Thomas à Becket (or Thomas Becket ) (ca. 1115 - 1170) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170. He engaged in a conflict with King Henry II over the rights and privileges of the church, and was assassinated on December 29, 1170 by followers of the king.

    Life before his Consecration

    He was born in London between 1110 and 1120. His parents were of the middle class, and his family was from near Rouen in France. He received an excellent education, which he completed at the University of Paris.
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    , ( 1170 Centuries: 11th century - 12th century - 13th century

    Decades: 1120s 1130s 1140s 1150s 1160s - 1170s - 1180s 1190s 1200s 1210s 1220s

    Years: 1165 1166 1167 1168 1169 - 1170 - 1171 1172 1173 1174 1175

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    • December 29: Assassination of Thomas á Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury cathedral.

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    Deaths

    • November 28 - Owain Gwynedd, most powerful of the Welsh princes
    • December 29 - Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury

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  • Cassie Bernall

    Cassie Bernall (1981 - April 20, 1999) was a student killed in the Columbine High School massacre.

    Initial reports suggested that one of the assailants, either Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold, asked Bernall if she believed in God, moments before shooting her dead. She was reported to have answered "yes". This story led to Bernall being hailed as a martyr by some devout Christians of the American Bible Belt. In the months following the tragedy, her mother, Misty Bernall, authored the book She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall (ISBN 0743400526) which discusses Cassie's teenage life and spirituality.
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    , ( 1999 For the album by Prince, see 1999 (album)

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    Years: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 - 1999 - 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

    This is a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) International Year of Older Persons
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    The Columbine High School massacre , considered to be the worst school shooting in U.S. history, occurred on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, United States, when two teenage students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, executed a planned shooting rampage that coincided with Adolf Hitler's 110th birth anniversary, killing 12 other students and a teacher before committing suicide. Some argue that one of the shooters killed the other and then himself.
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  • Nida Blanca, ( 2001 Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century

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  • Boethius Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius (AD 480 - 524 or 525) was a Christian philosopher of the 6th century. He was born at Rome of an important family - many of his ancestors had been consuls, including his father Fl. Manlius Boethius in 487 - but he served as an official for the kingdom of the Ostrogoths. He was executed by King Theodoric the Great on suspicion of having conspired with the Byzantine Empire. He lived, however, to see his two sons also become consuls in 522.
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    • Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, philosopher (executed) (or 525)


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  • René Bousquet, ( 1994 Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

    Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s - 1990s - 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s

    Years: 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 - 1994 - 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

    This is a common year starting on Saturday. International year of the Family

    Events

    January

    • January 1 - North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect

    ..... Click the link for more information. ), former Vichy French

    Vichy France (French: Régime de Vichy or Vichy ) was the French state of 1940-1944 which collaborated with the Nazis, as opposed to the Free French Forces. It was established after the country had surrendered to Nazi Germany in 1940 (see also: World War II). It takes its name from the government's capital in Vichy, south-east of Paris near Clermont-Ferrand.

    Nazi Germany had occupied Paris in mid-June 1940. The French leaders considered retreating to French territories in North Africa but the vice-premier, Henri Philippe Pétain, and the commander-in-chief, General Maxime Weygand insisted that the government should both remain in France and seek an armistice with Germany.
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  • Carlie Brucia Carlie Jane Brucia (March 16, 1992 - February 1, 2004) was a girl from Florida who was abducted from a car wash near her home in Sarasota on February 1, 2004, while returning from a sleepover at a friend's house.

    On February 6, police announced that Joseph P. Smith, a 37-year-old father of three and car mechanic with a long list of arrests for drug-related charges and one for kidnapping
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    , ( 2004 Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century

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    Years: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 - 2004 - 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

    2004 news by month: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

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  • Julius Caesar Alternative meanings: Julius Caesar (play), Sir Julius Caesar.

    Gaius Julius Caesar (July 13, 100 BC - March 15, 44 BC) was a Roman military and political leader whose conquest of Gallia Comata extended the Roman world all the way to the Oceanus Atlanticus and introduced Roman influence into modern France, an accomplishment whose direct consequences are visible to this day. Caesar
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    , ( 44 BC Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century

    Decades: 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC - 40s BC - 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC 0s BC 0s

    Years: 49 BC 48 BC 47 BC 46 BC 45 BC 44 BC 43 BC 42 BC 41 BC 40 BC 39 BC

    Events
    • March 15 - Ides of March: Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, is assassinated by a group of Roman senators.
    • April 18 - Octavian arrives in Naples from Greece to take up the inheritance of Julius Caesar.

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  • Roberto Calvi Roberto Calvi (April 13, 1920 - June 17, 1982) was an Italian banker known to the press as "God's Banker", because of his close association with the Vatican.

    He fled Italy after one of the country's largest private banks, Banco Ambrosiano, went bankrupt under his chairmanship with debts (according to various sources) of between 700 million and 1.5 billion dollars. Much of the money had been siphoned off via the Vatican Bank, the Istituto per le Opere Religiose or IOR, the 'Institute of Religious Works'.
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    , ( 1982 Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century

    Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s

    Years: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 - 1982 - 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

    Events

    • January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the "freeway killer".
    • January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.

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  • Enrique Camarena Enrique Camarena (1948-1985) was a Mexican who became a famous undercover agent for the DEA.

    In 1972, the then 24 year old young man joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served for two years. Then, he joined the DEA at their Calexico, California office. In 1977, Camarena moved to their Fresno office, and in 1981, he was assigned to the agency's Guadalajara office. Camarena also worked as a fireman and police investigator before joining the DEA in Calexico.
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    , (1985), DEA official
  • Paul Castellano Constantino Paul Castellano (1915-1985), better known as Paul Castellano , was a mafia boss in New York. Castellano belonged to the Gambino crime family, then New York's largest Mafia family, headed by Carlo Gambino. He was born in Brooklyn.

    Castellano became boss after Carlo Gambino's death in 1976. While many people wanted the position as boss, it is suspected that Gambino appointed Castellano as his successor because Castellano was married to Gambino's sister and Gambino was a man who believed that family should come first. But Gambino decided at the same time to make Aniello Dellacroce his underboss, to prevent a street war from happening. After Gambino's death, Dellacroce became Castellano's underboss.
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    , ( 1985

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    Years: 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 - 1985 - 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

    Events

    • January 17 - British Telecom annouces they are going to abolish the famous red telephone boxes.
    • February 6 - Steve Wozniak leaves Apple Computer

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  • Lana Clarkson Lana Clarkson , (April 5, 1962 - February 3, 2003) was an American actress. She was born in Long Beach, California.

    Her most notable appearance was in the Roger Corman film Barbarian Queen (1985). She also appeared in numerous B movies as well as a range of television and commercial performances.

    Clarkson was found shot dead in 2003 in Phil Spector's mansion in Alhambra, California.
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    , ( 2003 Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century

    Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s 2050s

    Years: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 - 2003 - 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

    2003 news by month: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

    This is a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar)
    • The International Year of Freshwater
    • The European Disability Year

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  • Patsy Collins, ( 1976 ), Deep Purple  roadie and bodyguard
  • Bob Crane , ( 1978 ), actor and DJ
  • King Culen I of Scotland , ( 971 )

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  • Mia Zapata, ( 1993 ), singer

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